D4Y1-C Type 2 reconnaissance aircraft Model 11

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Re: D4Y1-C Type 2 reconnaissance aircraft Model 11

Post by Brady » 11 Jun 2021 14:05

The dive angle reference marks on the fuselage outside the front left window are interesting.

And it’s nice to see what their paint Scheme looked like.

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Re: D4Y1-C Type 2 reconnaissance aircraft Model 11

Post by fontessa » 06 Aug 2021 19:44

Hello Brady,

The below is the personnel table for 151st Naval Air Group.
https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/met ... L_TYPE=pdf SHT40

Commanding Officer (CAPT): 1
Executive Officer (CDR): 1
Adjutant (LCDR or LT): 1
Air Officer Hikocho (CDR): 1
Communications Officer (CDR or LCDR): 1
Maintenance Officer (CDR or LCDR): 1
Assistant Air Officers Hikotaichos (CDR or LCDR): 2
Division Officers (LCDR or LT): 8
Medical Officer (CDR or LCDR): 1
Supply Officers (CDR or LCDR): 1
Total:
Officers: 49
Special Duty Officers: 59
Warrant Officers: 60
NCOs: 247
Soldiers: 445

I guess one Air Officer was for Ki-46 Mod2 unit and the other was for D4Y1-C unit.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd pictures are No.52, No53 and No54 D4Y1-C of 151st Naval Air Group. The 3rd picture is from your source. It is said 52 - 54 were the last two digits of the serial number of D4Y1-C. Note only No.54 was equipped with bomber sighting glass. I think 151st Naval Air Group had 4 or 5 D4Y1-C and 4 - 5 Ki-46 Mod2.
(According to War Diary of 153rd Naval Air Group had 5 D4Y1-C and 4 Ki-46 Mod2.)


彗星 52.jpg
彗星 53.jpg
彗星 54.jpg
彗星52_54.jpg

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Re: D4Y1-C Type 2 reconnaissance aircraft Model 11

Post by Brady » 06 Aug 2021 23:25

As Always TY :)

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